Chuck Versus the Sandworm

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 10/29/07
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  • Episode Description
  • In this Halloween episode Chuck meets a Federal agent just like him: A computer whiz whose brain is important to national security. However, Chuck soon has a personal dilemma arise when he has to decide whether or not to turn the man over to Sarah and Casey or to help him escape his handlers.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Zachary Levi

    Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    Sarah Walker

  • Sarah Lancaster

    Eleanor "Ellie" Bartowski

  • Adam Baldwin

    Major John Casey

  • Joshua Gomez

    Morgan Grimes

  • Fan Reviews (26)
  • Okay, must say something about this episode!

    By CrystalBowman0, May 12, 2013

  • Awesome.

    By Sarah_LOST, Mar 28, 2009

  • Chuck meets the evil version of him. Morgan needs to grow up. Chuck and Sarah are a different couple. Casey feels left out. Captain Awesome is awesome!

    By allaboutmoxie, Sep 08, 2008

  • Chuck is thrusted into another "who-to-trust"-crisis.

    By nofeartina, Jul 31, 2008

  • Good episode.

    By vishus1990, Jun 21, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Chuck: Something came up. Big Mike: Is that something more important than being assistant manager? Is it more important than handing over your promotion to Tang? (He becomes distraught) Please, Chuck, is it more important than Big Mike's relaxation?!? Chuck: Look, Big Mike, there are just some things in life that are just more important than the Buy More. Big Mike: You mean like fishin' and danish?

    • Morgan: So what'd (Sarah) say?
      Chuck: She said... if she were stranded on an island, she would definitely take roast beef!
      Morgan: No way!
      Chuck: It's true man!
      (Shows Casey listening, who rolls his eyes)

    • Chuck: Do you have any idea how violated I feel right now!?! Casey: You feel violated?!? No, no, no. My ears feel violated, 'cuz they have to listen to you and that moron Morgan yammering on for four hours about what sandwich you're gonna take if you're stranded on a desert island! Chuck: What are you, nuts? Nobody was talking about sandwiches for four hours, come on! (Casey hits the play button on his console) Chuck: (On tape) Think about it: this is a desert island, Morgan. Mayonnaise simply doesn't fare well in the tropics. Morgan: Yeah, but define sandwich, 'cuz technically you could put anything between two slices of bread. For instance, could I bring a Jessica Alba sandwich to said desert island? Chuck: Well, I suppose- (Casey stops the recording) Chuck: Well, I'll have, you know, I stand by my mayonnaise theory.

    • Chuck: Is that a water gun? Lazlo: No. Chuck: I'm pretty sure it is. It's dripping on my face.

    • Morgan: What happened, Chuck? You used to be cool. Chuck: I used to be cool? When, when was that? When we were 13? Well, I hate to go changing on you, buddy, but if you hadn't noticed we are now, chronologically speaking, adults. So, unless you want to work retail for the rest of your life and, by the way, drag me down with you in the process, I would suggest that you grow up!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic - Chuck a pouštní červ (Chuck and the Sandworm)

    • Original International Air Dates: Latin America: December 12, 2007 on Warner Channel Denmark: March 14, 2008 on TV3+ Turkey: March 25, 2008 on CNBC-e Sweden: April 26, 2008 on TV3 United Kingdom: May 12, 2008 on Virgin1 Poland: May 13, 2008 on TVN7 New Zealand: July 23, 2008 on TV2 Norway: September 22, 2008 on Viasat4 Greece: October 26, 2008 on Star Czech Republic: May 6, 2009 on Prima COOL Australia: May 6, 2009 on FOX8 Germany: September 26, 2009 on ProSieben Slovakia: March 21, 2010 on Markiza Finland: July 13, 2010 on Sub

    • Sarah gives Chuck a manipulated photo of the two of them together "at Comic Con", and Chuck mentions that they never went together. In reality, both Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker) and Zachary Levi (Charles "Chuck" Irving Bartowski) attended San Diego Comic Con International in July 2007 to promote the series.

    Trivia (3)

    • Featured Music: "Dice" by Finley Quaye & William Orbit "It Takes Two" by Rob Base And DJ EZ Rock "All Right Now" by Free "The Weight of the World" by The Editors "When Johnny Comes Marching Home (instrumental)"

    • The two German words that Sarah speaks in this episode geschlossen and willkommen, both mean "closed" and "welcome", respectively.

    • Briefly at the end when Casey is listening to Chuck and Morgan discussing sandwiches, a portrait of Ronald Reagan can be seen on his coffee table. Casey has mentioned before that his favorite president was Ronald Reagan.

    Allusions (8)

    • The end scene when Chuck runs back home in slow-motion while Finlay Quaye's song "Dice" plays, is a copy of the end sequence from The O.C. episode "The Countdown", Josh Schwartz' debut series. According to him, the scene was shot that way to make an emphasis on the bromance between Chuck and Morgan, since it is a very important part of the show.

    • Harry Tang's full name is revealed to be Harold Tiberius Tang, an homage to Capt. James Tiberius Kirk of the original Star Trek series and films.

    • Jeff and Lester are dressed for Halloween as the farming husband and wife, respectively, from Grant Wood's famous painting American Gothic.

    • The costume worn by Sarah in the fake photograph she gives Chuck, and later at the Halloween party, is based on the "slave girl" bikini worn by Princess Leia in Jabba's palace. The character Chuck is portraying in the fake photo is Han Solo, the romantic interest of Leia. Both are characters from the Star Wars franchise.

    • Chuck disarms the bomb at seven seconds left on the countdown just like the bomb in the James Bond movie Goldfinger. The movie also gets mentioned several times during this episode. Additionally, the part where Chuck gets ejected from his car is from a similar scene in Goldfinger, when Bond ejects one of the henchmen.

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